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2011-11-09 15:05:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) reported its financial results for the three months and nine months period ended September 30, 2011 and provided a business and clinical update. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO ) "The Company reached major milestones in both of our Clinical programs in the third Quarter: advancing our cell therapy program in ALS into the cervical phase of transplantations, and completing dosing...

2011-10-31 23:33:09

Can the nerve signaling inhibitor tomosyn help retain long-term memory? A new study by two University of Illinois at Chicago biologists points to the link. Findings by Janet Richmond and David Featherstone, both professors of biological sciences at UIC, are reported in the Oct. 31 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This is the first really comprehensive effort to look at the role of tomosyn in fly learning," said Richmond, who until now studied...

2011-10-13 05:32:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The bigger the better! New research shows that may be true when dealing with the brains of premature babies. The research suggests the growth rate of a premature baby's cerebral cortex may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood. "The period before a full-term birth is critical for brain development. Problems occurring at this time have long-term consequences, and it appears that preterm birth affects brain growth,"...

2011-09-29 22:37:38

Patented MRI Reporter Technology Could Inform Treatment for Brain Injury and Neurological Disease Carnegie Mellon University biologists have developed an MRI-based technique that allows researchers to non-invasively follow neural stem cells in vivo. The recently patented technology could be used to further the study of neural stem cells and inform the development of new treatments for brain injury caused by trauma, stroke, Parkinson´s disease and other neurological disorders. The...

2011-09-29 09:24:18

Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, Ph.D, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and David Stark, an MD/Ph.D student working in his lab, have discovered how a key chemical neurotransmitter that interacts with two receptors in the brain promotes either normal function or a disease process -- determining whether brain cells live or die. The work is published and highlighted in the September 28, 2011 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience....

2011-09-28 10:35:45

Researchers working with adult mice have discovered that learning and memory were profoundly affected when they altered the amounts of a certain protein in specific parts of the mammals' brains. The protein, called kibra, was linked in previous studies in humans to memory and protection against late-onset Alzheimer's disease. The new work in mice, reported in the Sept. 22 issue of Neuron, shows that kibra is an essential part of a complex of proteins that control the sculpting of brain...

2011-09-23 13:21:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair in Biophotonics has been awarded a highly selective grant from the Whitehall Foundation. He will receive $223,000.00 over three years to study the contribution of astrocytes to normal brain function. Astrocytes, named for their characteristic "star shape," have been traditionally...

2011-09-15 20:25:39

A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig´s disease).   The radial glial cells, which are marked by long projections that can forge through brain tissue, had never previously been found in an...

2011-09-15 12:53:56

Collaborative study using Allen Spinal Cord Atlas finds previously overlooked cell type with implications for treating spinal cord injury and disease The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today the discovery of a new class of cells in the spinal cord that act like neural stem cells, offering a fresh avenue in the search for therapies to treat spinal cord injury and disease. The published collaborative study, authored by scientists from the University of British Columbia, the...

2011-09-15 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today the discovery of a new class of cells in the spinal cord that act like neural stem cells, offering a fresh avenue in the search for therapies to treat spinal cord injury and disease. The published collaborative study, authored by scientists from the University of British Columbia, the Allen Institute for Brain Science and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and...


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2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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